The Perfect Ending to Each Day

A happy woman

Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.—Isaiah 12:6 (NIV)

One way to develop inner joy in your life is to end your nights with prayers of gratitude. Each night, right before you go to sleep, instead of rehashing the day or worrying about tomorrow, count your blessings and thank God for each and every one of them. List everything that makes you happy, from the comfort of your home, to the beauty of the clear blue sky. Pray these precious moments before sleep connecting with God and the good in your life.

Today's Prayer:

Heavenly Father, You are my joy! Thank You for the countless ways You bless me.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts